The CDC states that older adults and individuals with serious chronic medical conditions are at higher risk for serious illness from Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), and recommends that community leaders establish a “buddy” system “to ensure vulnerable and hard-to-reach community members stay connected to COVID-19-related news and services.”
With that in mind and in anticipation of the weeks ahead, Stanton Heights encourage residents “to seek out a ‘buddy’ who will check on and help care for them. For residents who don’t know how to seek out a “buddy”, SHNA and its partners will try to help match members of vulnerable populations to willing community volunteers who can provide check-in phone calls, share information, and POSSIBLY help with services such as shopping, picking up/delivering medicine, cooking a meal, etc. We will match people based on services needed/offered and location.
If you’re interested in being matched with a “buddy,” either as a member of a high risk population, or as a community volunteer, please complete the form below.
Note: This information will remain confidential to SHNA and its partners and will not be used for any other purpose than setting up the buddy system; no information will be shared with other residents until permission is granted from the match.